This Leviathan Splashed

This is one of my first fun findings. Yet while I call it a finding, there is enough reaching in here that I expect ridicule. So I will lay out what I see and you decide if it sounds correct. In the image, it looks like a whale jumping out of the water and is […]

D&C 30 – Build up My Church Among the Lamanites

Here is another one of the many verses in the Doctrine and Covenants which proclaims that the Lamanites are in the area where the church was being built up. They are in New York at this time. It was originally written in September of 1830 but not published until 5 years later. Doctrine and Covenants […]

D&C 28 – Zion on the Borders by the Lamanites

In 1830, the time this revelation was given, Lamanites were living in Missouri: Doctrine and Covenants 28: 9 And now, behold, I say unto you that it is not revealed, and no man knoweth where the city Zion shall be built, but it shall be given hereafter. Behold, I say unto you that it shall be […]

Ether 2 – Serve Him or Be Swept Off

What is clear from the below verses is that the Jaredites lived in the northern lands that the Nephites would later be able to settle in for periods of time. The land of the Jaredies is a choice land above all other lands. The inhabitants must serve God, or they will be swept off when […]

The Location of the Ancient City of Ammonihah

Alma 8:3-6 Alma first went to Melek which is on the west of the River Sidon. Afterwards, he travelled three days journey north to Ammonihah. Some people claim to know were Melek is. I don’t believe there is enough context in the Book of Mormon to really pinpoint it. We know it is on the […]

The Meaning of the Name Nehor

Not everyone in the Book of Mormon has a reputation of good. Nehor most certainly is not a person the authors of the Book of Mormon desire us to model our life after. We get our introduction to Nehor in Alma 1 starting with verses 2-6: 2 And it came to pass that in the first […]

Ether 13 – The Land of the New Jerusalem

Ether 13 2 For behold, they rejected all the words of Ether; for he truly told them of all things, from the beginning of man; and that after the waters had receded from off the face of this land it became a choice land above all other lands, a chosen land of the Lord; wherefore the Lord would have […]

Governer DeWitt Clinton Tells of Ancient Forts in New York

Getting the original source for this speech will be difficult. I am henceforth relying on the secondary source of the book published by Willard Bean entitled Willard’s Cumorah Land pages 151-152. The speech was given before the New York Historical Society in 1808. Governor Clinton was an early American politician and naturalist who served as […]

Samuel Kirkland Tells of Ancient War Near Cumorah

This following account is included in Willard’s Cumorah Land written by Willard Bean on pages 152-154. The quote most likely comes from the book Life of Samuel Kirkland, Missionary to the Indians. In time, I hope to verify the quote. In the mean-time, this is what Willard Bean reported as being taught by Samuel Kirkland. […]

Is Cumorah a Land of Many Waters?

Mormon 6 4 And it came to pass that we did march forth to the land of Cumorah, and we did pitch our tents around about the hill Cumorah; and it was in a land of many waters, rivers, and fountains; and here we had hope to gain advantage over the Lamanites. Dr. Fairchild of the […]

Orson Pratt – The Hill Cumorah

This quote is taken direction from The Latter-Day Saints’ Millenial Star dated July 7, 1866. Images of publication are given below. Original source document taken from here – https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/MStar/id/11828. The Hill Cumorah is situated in western New York, between the villages of Palmyra and Canandaigua, about four miles from the former. It is celebrated as […]

Cumorah – Near the Eastern Sea – Zelph

This text comes direction from History of the Church – Joseph Smith Volume 2 pages 79-80 copyrighted by George Albert Smith for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During our travels we visited several of the mounds which had been thrown up by the ancient inhabitants of this country – Nephites, Lamanites, etc., […]

2 Nephi 10 – A Land of Liberty

In verses 8 and 9, Nephi is writing about restoring the Jews to the lands of their inheritance, in other words what is now modern day Israel. Nephi also refers to the kings and queens of the Gentiles being nursing fathers and nursing mothers to them. This would be referring the the European nations including […]

Chronology of LDS Thought on Cumorah

This chronology is taken with permission from the book Between These Hills written by Jonathan Neville. It comes from pages 71-74. Let’s review the chronology. Beginning in 1827, Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, their contemporaries and successors all taught that the Hill Cumorah of Mormon 6:6 is the same hill near Palmyra, New York, where Joseph […]

1 Nephi 22 – A Mighty Nation Among the Gentiles

In this chapter, Nephi is summarizing two separate Isaiah chapters which he had just read to his brothers and his brothers did not understand that. In this summary, Nephi points out that this land which they just landed on is the land upon which the Lord will raise up a mighty nation. This will also […]

1 Nephi 13 and the Land Given to the Seed of Lehi

This posting is intended to highlight certain verses in 1 Nephi 13 which pertain to the Promised Land and where exactly the Book of Mormon teaches it to be. 1 Nephi 13 : 11-12: 11 And it came to pass that the angel said unto me: Behold the wrath of God is upon the seed of […]

Cumorah is in New York – Joseph Fielding Smith

This is taken directly from the book Doctrines of Salvation Volume 3 pages 233-234. LOCALE OF CUMORAH, RAMAH, AND RIPLIANCUM. This modernistic theory of necessity, in order to be consistent, must place the waters of Ripliancum and the Hill Cumorah some place within the restricted territory of Central America, notwithstanding the teachings of the Church […]

Encounter with Traveler Heading to Cumorah – David Whitmer

This is a excerpt from an article published in the Millenial Star – https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/MStar/id/27175 The excerpt is part of a missionary report from Elders Orson Pratt and Joseph F. Smith in 1878. It includes their interview of David Whitmer, now 73 years of age. Below is what David says about his encounter with a person on his […]

Cumorah is in New York – Oliver Cowdery

Here is an excerpt from Letter VII written by Oliver Cowdery. I must now give you some description of the place where, and the manner in which these records were deposited. You are acquainted with the mail road from Palmyra, Wayne Co. to Canandaigua, Ontario Co. N.Y.and also, as you pass from the former to the […]

Cumorah is in New York – Lucy Mack Smith

Even before Joseph Smith received the Gold Record from the Hill Cumorah, the family members already knew the place was called Cumorah. The only thing that makes sense is that the Angel must have called it Cumorah. This following excerpt comes from the book Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith the Prophet and His Progenitors for […]

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